At Child’s Play NY we use theater to help children make meaningful social and academic strides. When children learn the craft of acting, they cultivate self-expression, creativity, and joy! They gain lasting friendships, confidence in their new-found skills and the ability to make a positive impact in our world. Young people tap into their creativity, practice bravery and learn techniques that can serve them for the rest of their lives.
Game-based curriculum teaches valuable skills to young people.
Exciting and varied themes connect to their passions and open up new interests.
Rigorous productions provide opportunities for joyful effort.
Small class sizes mean all kids have plenty of stagetime to develop their craft
Musicals and classical texts expose kids to complex language and plot.
Top-notch theater professionals make learning acting fun.
At Child’s Play NY, our mission is to empower the next generation through the theatrical arts. Through our programming, we uplift student voices, ignite curiosity, and center compassion. We seek deep truths about the characters we embody, and the stories we tell. The work is both a mirror for self-reflection and a doorway through which we travel for a deeper understanding of other perspectives. Learn more about our story.
Child’s Play NY classes are helmed by professional actors with years of education experience. These artists are nurturing, creative, and charismatic teachers who delight in sharing their passions with young people. Our teaching artists work in Child’s Play NY programs and at our partner schools. You can feel great about entrusting your child’s artistic education to them for an enriching class experience.